Pakistan's Shoaib Malik under-fire for opting to play Big Bash

Shoaib Malik may be asked to explain why he took a flight to Australia while Pakistan's domestic cricket season was still underway. He plays for Pakistan International Airlines' team.

updated: December 24, 2013 23:25 IST
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Karachi: Pakistan all rounder Shoaib Malik may face disciplinary action from his home department for flying off to Australia for the Big Bash T20 tournament while the domestic season was still on in the country.

A senior official in the sports division of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) told PTI that the authorities had taken a serious note of the fact that Malik flew off to Australia without taking permission.

"He has gone at a time when we thought he was injured and not available to play. But now we find that he is playing in the Big Bash today while his team is struggling in the ongoing domestic President’s Cup tournament," the official said.

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